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Secret Agent x-9: Chapter 1 - Torpedo Rendezvous


Published 1945


Taken from wikipedia: Secret Agent X-9 (1945) is a Universal movie serial based on the comic strip Secret Agent X-9 created by Dashiell Hammett. It was the second serial with this name, the first was released by Universal in 1937.

Plot: Both sides in World War II attempt to control the secret of element 722, which can be used to create cheap aviation fuel.

Chapter List:
Chapter 1 - Torpedo Rendezvous
Chapter 2 - Ringed by Fire
Chapter 3 - Death Curve
Chapter 4 - Floodlight Murder
Chapter 5 - Doom Downgrade
Chapter 6 - Strafed by a Zero
Chapter 7 - High Pressure Deadline
Chapter 8 - The Dropping Floor
Chapter 9 - The Danger Point
Chapter 10 - Japanese Burial
Chapter 11 - Fireworks for a Deadman
Chapter 12 - Big Gun Fusillade
Chapter 13 - Zero Minute


Run time 00:19:36
Producer Morgan Cox
Production Company Universal Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, black and white

Reviews

Reviewer: fedup - - November 19, 2010
Subject: CORRECTION OF VIDEO
I downloaded all 13 chapters and most of them were jerky and scenes were skipping.I fixed the problem by using a video converter.I converted all 13 files to the avi format and it worked great
Reviewer: ACT1 NowPlaying - - July 13, 2010
Subject: Great Serial but Chapter_1 needs to be re-uploaded to correct sound
Great Serial but Chapter_1 needs to be re-uploaded to correct sound. When viewed from web, the sound is about 4 seconds ahead of video. I downloaded your larger mpeg4 file and the sound and video were aligned perfectly, so if you can re-upload your file, it will hopfully correct problem for future viewers. Fixy sound and I would rate this a 5 star serial. Chapter 2 seemed ok and I will be reviewing all chapters asap. I plan to show this on my site at act1nowplaying.com. Thanks and looking forward to seeing more great serials. Cheers.
Reviewer: billbarstad - - July 5, 2010
Subject: Another Good Serial
Set during WWII, largely on politically neutral Shadow Island in the far east, populated by spies and wanted criminals, this is a well-produced, high energy serial, and was fun to watch. Lloyd Bridges and Keye Luke head a cast that is surprisingly good for the most part, and that really made a difference during the back and forth of the middle chapters. I recognized a number of B-movie actors among the bad guys.

The story centers on a discovery that a Japanese chemist made that requires a formula languishing in an American laboratory. The dialog was on par for a movie serial, to wit: The screenwriters had various bad guys reiterate this secret discovery in every chapter until it came out in the open at the end. When are they going to say it? Dialog between the head Japanese agent and the owner of the island was often repetitive, too. Oh, the tension! They also had a Japanese character say 'Ah so.' in almost every chapter, and a German character occasionally spoke gobbledygook as German. I think there was some gobbledygook spoken as Japanese in an early chapter or two, too.

Many different sets were used during the middle chapters, which always helps to cut the tedium. Most of the cliffhangers were resolved believably, but there were some silly escapes, and those were fun. Unbelievable situations, plot holes and plot conveniences weren't as numerous as in other serials, but there were those magical pistols that never empty. Of course, hats stayed on heads no matter what, and no one changed their clothes.

I downloaded the MPEG4 files. Video and audio quality are fine.
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